Starting out as a Financial Analyst, Shane Hedges was quickly promoted to Managing Director of Education and then to President of a prestigious educational corporation. Shane Hedges has assisted the company in becoming the nation’s leading provider of experiential academic programs. Backed by a team of professionals, Shane Hedges has consistently demonstrated a talent for discovering and implementing new channels of distribution and opportunity. Shane Hedges is also a member of Association for Corporate Growth. Prior to his work with his current employer, Shane Hedges held a position with Foley & Lardner as a Strategic Communications Consultant. Specializing in public relations and strategic positioning, Shane Hedges expertly guided clients through industry challenges and provided them with the tools to overcome them. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Hedges served as the Montana Governor’s Chief Policy Director and was the youngest person to have ever held that position. In his role, Shane Hedges led a cabinet of 13 officers, in addition to a policy staff of 4 employees. In 1996, Shane Hedges graduated from American University with his Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government. Shane Hedges went on to attend the University of Maryland, where he earned his Master of Business Administration in 2006. Passionate about helping others both professionally and personally, Shane Hedges is involved in charitable endeavors. A resident of Washington, DC, Shane Hedges enjoys traveling, reading, running, and spending time with his family.
Jan 2011 - Present
Leveraged a decade of leadership in the education industry to advise clients on strategy, operations and growth in the $100B taxpaying education market.
• Successfully advised a private equity firm on education acquisitions that led to a midmarket acquisition.
• Crafted a business plan for global experiential education programs for an early-stage education startup.
• Advised a late-stage education company on exit strategy.
• Successfully launched a major new division for a leading family of international preparatory schools to create global leadership education programs.
Feb 2003 - Jan 2011
President (final title)
Provided visionary leadership and strategic direction at this preeminent international K-16 education company and led a team of 5 C-level executives, 24 senior managers and 1000+ employees to implement high quality programs on 5 continents and in over 30 states.
Jul 2002 - Feb 2003
Public Affairs Director
Brought in to law firm to grow public affairs practice, designing strategic plans for business, association and political communications. Equipped clients with strategic positioning for ballot initiatives, public relations and crisis communications solutions.Impact: Captured new business from major municipality and national level association.Develop national biodiesel communication strategy; defeated a nuclear waste initiative in Utah; and created opinion surveys for US Senate race in Alaska.